GE1101 - Chinese Cultural Heritage in Modern Perspective

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2022/23

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course brings students to the forefront of cultural heritage in China, including Hong Kong and Macau. It adopts a multidisciplinary approach, enabling students to comprehend the course from a broad perspective. Students will learn to identify important principles and concepts of cultural heritage in world perspectives, recognize Chinese cultural heritage in contemporary economic/social/political contexts, and compare between tangible and intangible heritages for understanding their characteristics, values and cultural roots. Also they will apply the learned knowledge to probing, reflecting, judging and solving problems like preservation vs. development involved in local/mainland real-life cases of Chinese cultural heritage. The knowledge, capacity and mentality built up and enhanced through the course help students to maintain their own cultural vitality and uniqueness in the ever-changing world of globalisation. It integrates the following learning/teaching activities: Large class teaching, tutorial, oral presentation, online discussion, virtual fieldtrip and final project (usually as written final paper).

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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